Carne Asada Steak Salad

Steph Wagner

November 18, 2014

Carne Asada Steak Salad


Carne Asada Steak Salad. Low carb recipe for Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass patients.

In my low-carb kitchen…flavor is king. When several foods are kept out of my menus to avoid high starch foods, it’s so important to keep flavor and variety alive. When I need something new, I hit the seasonings and spices aisle and dream through the different options.

A few weeks ago I stopped at a kiosk for seasonings in the Hispanic foods section. If you need some flavor, this is where you go! I picked up a package of this Carne Asada seasoning for less than $2.


So much flavor but very little work. I used the seasoning as a rub for sirloin steak and served it on a simple spinach salad. This recipe is perfect for weight-loss surgery patients who don’t feel much like cooking…

If food doesn’t sound appealing, it can be tempting to just not even try. The trouble with this, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass patients who omit cooking from their lives will eventually hit food fatigue or food burnout. It’s very hard to stick with the important, nutritious foods when you grow super tired of deli meat, string cheese and protein bars. I cannot urge you enough to put a little effort into cooking a flavorful meal! Plus…it will last you several meals!! 

Carne Asada Steak Salad. Low carb recipe for Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass patients.

Carne Asada Steak Salad

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb lean sirloin steak
  • 1.5 oz Carne Asada seasoning
  • 8 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes. halved
  • 4-8 tbsp Reduced fat dressing of choice


  • Rub the Carne Asada seasoning all over steak and cover. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray or olive oil. Add the sirloin steak. Flip steak after 3 minutes. Cook for another 3 minutes on the other side.
  • While the steak cooks, prepare the rest of the salads. Dice the bell pepper, avocado and cut cherry tomatoes in half. Tip: make the salad you'll be eating for this meal on a small plate and divide all other ingredients into several food containers for leftovers! Keep dressing separate.
  • Once steak is ready, move to a cutting board and slice against the grain. Serve on top of salads. Place dressing on the side and use the "dip fork method" to get only a bit of dressing per bite.


Serving: 3oz meat, half cup salad | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5928IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 8mg
Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Steak Salad
Amount Per Serving (3 oz meat, half cup salad)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 1062mg30%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 5928IU119%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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